after Carnival I purchased this album, and I must say
it was money well spent. I had heard of some songs from
the album like "Smooth" and "Maria, Maria"
(which is one of my favourites), but it was only until
I actually listened to the entire album that I understood
why it had been revered by so many.
no musician, but I know good music when I hear it. Santana's
album is the kinda CD you can just put in the CD player
, start your engine and take a nice long scenic drive
to the beach with. It is very relaxing , to say the least.
Track #2 features a song with Dave Mathews called "Love
of My Life" that totally calms the soul and the instrumentation
on "The Calling" , a collaboration between Santana
and Eric Clapton is hauntingly beautiful, and there is
an excellent blend of instrumentation and vocals on the
track "Wishing it was", featuring Eagle-Eye
Cherry. It seems that Santana knows exactly how to bring
out the best in each artiste
On his own,
Santana shows why he is revered as one of the best in
the business, an example of this is track #11, "El
Farol", a beautiful piece of instrumentation. I must
admit that I was never really listened to too much of
his music before this album, but that has changed. I find
myself actually seeking out more of his older stuff now
more than ever before.
So to conclude,
this is one of, if not the best album I've heard this
year. It is a definite must buy for connoisseurs of
Ruler has Returned !
the ruler has definately returned. Ok, I know this review
has been long overdue, but hey I got a life too ya know.
Anyway, I gotta say that I love this album !
After not hearing from Rick in such a long time it's good
to seen him back on the scene again.
style is something that cannot be matched by anyone. I grew
up listening to Rick back in the 80's and I gotta say that
he is still true to form. That smooth style and storytelling
lyrics is even more so evident in his latest offering "The
Art of Storytelling".
The Album features
the hit single "Street Talkin" which has one of
the phatest beats I've hard in a long time.
altime favourites on this album are :
Only (You gotta hear this !)
Of Course the albun
has LIVE versions of the two Ricky D and Doug
E. Fresh Hits "La Di Da Di"
and "The Show" which are
true collectors items if you love these classics.
I saw them in this concert on BET and they brought
down the house !!!!!
A definate must buy if
you're a connoisseur of classic rap like myself.